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Buster Williams Quartet at Smoke, March 6-8 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 01 March 2015
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Buster Williams Andrea Canter


Buster Williams, a bassist with virtuosic technique and an unmistakable sound. His vast resume includes working with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt when he was 17; backing singing legends Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughn and Nancy Wilson in the ’60s; anchoring Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi sextet into the ’70s; and co-founding the Timeless All-Stars and Sphere after that. Buster Williams Quartet featuring, Bruce Williams on alto saxophone, Eric Reed on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Carl Allen on drums will appear at Smoke in Manhattan on Friday, March 6th through Sunday,March 8th.
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The Big Band Sound of Rufus Reid at the Jazz Standard 2/26-3/1 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 22 February 2015
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Rufus Reid, one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena, now adds composition to his vitae. A year ago, as a composer and bandleader Reid released his ambitious Motema Music album Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project and debuted his big band st the Jazz Standard. Rufus Reid was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, for Quiet Pride as Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and for the track “Recognition” as Best Instrumental Composition.  The big band sound of Rufus Reid returns to the Jazz Standard on Thursday, February 26th through Sunday, March 1st performing songs from Quiet Pride along with new compositions created for this large ensemble.

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John Zorn Week at the Vanguard with 10 different ensembles over 6 nights, February 10-15 PDF Print
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Sunday, 08 February 2015
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John Zorn


One of the most prolific and influential musicians in the country, John Zorn will be performing with and/or having his music performed by several different bands over the course of the week at the Vanguard. Ensembles include Masada; The Gnostic Trio; Electric Masada; Medeski, Martin and Dunn; John Zorn/Milford Graves Duo; Ribot Plays Zorn; Steve Gosling Trio; Bar Kokhba; and opens with a guitarist billed as “Colorado Slim” (you can probably guess who fits the 'bill'). They all perform at the Village Vanguard on Tuesday, February 10th through Sunday, February 15th with two often different shows nightly. Schedule and lineup follows:
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Wayne Escoffery Quartet at the Villages Vanguard, February 3-8 PDF Print
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Sunday, 01 February 2015
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Wayne Escoffery


Since moving to New York City in 2000, London born Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has become one of the Jazz world's most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. At only 38 he has recorded eight CDs as a leader and been on numerous recordings as a sideman. The quartet featuring Wayne Escoffery on tenor sax, David Kikoski on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, Ralph Peterson on drums will appear at the Village Vanguard on Tuesday, February 3rd through Sunday, February 8th.
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